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Summer Learning with JTS—A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined

Monday, August 2, 2021 24 Av 5781

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering.

Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or volun-tarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to an-other. 

AUGUST 2
The Early Modern Travel Pass: Controlling the Plague and Jewish Mobility In 16th Century Tuscany 
with Dr. Stefanie Siegmund
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Upcoming Sessions

AUGUST 9
Work-Life Balance in Ancient Times: Why the Rabbis Left Their Homes to Study Torah 
with Dr. Rachel Rosenthal.
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AUGUST 16
Judah Halevi: Poet and Pilgrim 
with Dr. Raymond Scheindlin
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AUGUST 23
Traveling to Babylon—For Good 
with Dr. David Kraemer
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